U. K. Foreign & Commonwealth OfficeJuly 1, 2008 OII Working Paper No. 16 Abstract: International relations have always been profoundly affected by technology. Digital Diplomacy: The Impact of the Internet on International R
Diplomacy 2.0 There is much talk in the air – especially in Britain and the United States – about reinventing diplomacy for the 21st century. Both US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and the Conservative leader, David Cameron, have spoken recently of a new synthesis of defence, diplomacy and development, noting that recent American and British foreign policy has placed too much emphasis on the first element at the expense of the latter two. Meanwhile, the European Union has established a new foreign-policy apparatus called the European External Action Service (EEAS), which is meant to represent the common interests of all 27 of the EU's member states. The lines of authority between the new Euro-diplomats and existing national foreign ministries are still unclear; but the EEAS is, nonetheless, a fact.
Digital Diplomacy – Dr. Nicholas Westcott (FCO) at Alejandro@Oxf Dr. Nicholas Westcott, until now Chief Information Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and from December UK High Commissioner in Ghana, came to the OII yesterday afternoon (info about the event). He presented his draft paper on “Digital Diplomacy: the Impact of the Internet on International Relations”, which somehow follows the OII Research Report written by Richard Grant on “Democratisation of Diplomacy: Negotiation with the Internet“.This topic is directly related to my DPhil research topic i.e. International negotiations and the Internet. The area of international relations and the Internet is vast and very difficult to define or structure. His paper is a brave and very interesting attempt of getting hold of the main issues affecting national foreign services in relations to the Internet.
The Rise of Public Diplomacy 2.0 The Rise of Public Diplomacy 2.0 Colleen Graffy ack in December 2006, Time magazine did something gutsy.